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A Look Back: Space Shuttle software development process

The software development environments of today are experiencing an explosion of new development methodologies (Agile, Scrum, etc.). For a look back to see at one of the first documented development processes, this book provides insight into the development and verification practices used for development of the Space Shuttle flight software.


  • National Academies Press – Chapter 3 of the book “Assessment of Space Shuttle Flight Software Development Practices” is an overview of the┬ácomplete flight software development and upgrade process.

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